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Low CSF pressure headache


Subodha R Thanthulage

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Consultant in Anaesthesia and Pain Medicine, Mid Essex

Hospitals NHS Trust, Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, Essex,
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Orthostatic headaches following dural puncture are well known to anaesthetists as well as other physicians who perform lumbar punctures. However, due to the progression of medical knowledge and newer diagnostic capabilities, many other causes of low pressure headaches have been recognised. Even though low pressure headache is largely under-diagnosed at present, with increased awareness it may become a common finding in the future. This article includes symptoms, diagnostic problems, and treatment options available for patients with low CSF pressure headache including post dural puncture headaches.


How to Cite: Thanthulage, S.R., 2015. Low CSF pressure headache. Sri Lankan Journal of Anaesthesiology, 23(1), pp.4–9. DOI:
Published on 15 Jan 2015.
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